Sophie Rita (Leonardo) Souza


Sophie Rita (Leonardo) Souza, 92, a retired seamstress, passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, Providence. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Souza.

Born in Southbridge, Mass., she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (Dupuis) Leonardo. Sophie was the beloved mother of Alice Boucher and her husband, Richard and the late James J. “Skip” Souza and Thomas L. Souza; loving grandmother of Cindy West, Thomas Boucher, Jason Souza, Christina Souza and Kayla Souza; loving great-grandmother of Brittnie West, Samantha West, Travis Souza and Riley Souza; sister of Pasco Leonardo, Regina Espinosa and the late William Leonardo and Rose Bythrow.

Her visitation will be held Saturday, April 13 from 8-9 a.m. with her funeral at 9 a.m. from Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine Church, Post Road, Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

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